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“Delicious Bao”
Review of Fat Choy

Fat Choy
Ranked #387 of 5,004 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We tried the Pork Belly Bao and the Peking Duck Bao and both were superb. We tried Bao in more expensive restuarants and this was by far the best. Will return soon.

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Reviewed 28 January 2015

My niece who lived in Vegas last year recommended this place, and she was spot on--it's the only place we ate at twice during our Vegas visit over New Year's. It's off the beaten path, on Sahara Ave. east of the Strip, tucked inside the small slots-only Eureka Casino (Asian-American owned). We drove to the place once, the other time we took the monorail to the northern terminus at the SLS and walked the 5 or so semi-gritty blocks (okay during daylight, I'm not sure about after dark).

The place has a coffee-shop vibe/decor with an Asian American fusion menu. The waitresses were super friendly, if not always terribly efficient or attentive. The chef/owner, Sheridan Su, is a Culinary Institute grad with quite a resume of work with famous chefs--Gabriel Kreuther, David Myer, Joel Robuchon. Before Fat Choy, he had a food truck (Great Bao) and some sort of tiny eatery inside a hair salon.

My niece told me to come here for the baos--and wow!--she was so right. David Chang's Momofuku baos became a distant memory once I tasted these, and these are cheaper too (that's New York vs. Vegas). The 2 must-tries are the Peking Duck Bao (with cucumbers, scallion, hoisin sauce) and the Pork Belly Bao (with pickled mustard greens, cilantro, crushed peanuts). There's also a Tofu and Mushroom Bao with herbs that's decent, but the ones that once quacked or oinked are the way to go.

I couldn't help but notice the menu at the restaurant had less selections than the online menu--such dishes as the shrimp toast and roasted marrow--which received much critical acclaim, were missing. The waitress said these items are brought up as specials occasionally. Besides the wow baos, we also tried Grandma's Potstickers (pretty good filling and dipping sauce), the Duck Rice (delish), Sesame Noodles (delish) and the Shortrib Grilled Cheese (delish, but so rich we couldn't finish it in one sitting). Only the duck rice cost more than $10. Great value, and both times I saw Chef Su working away in the kitchen with conviction.

I think this place will become a regular stop for all future Vegas visits, just like the outlet mall and Aloha Specialties in the California Hotel.

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2  Thank pillowsofwanderlust
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

Saw a review of the hole in the wall on line. Very unassuming in a tiny casino. Amazing food!!! Had the duck bao and the pork belly bao. Both were so good, I can't pick which I liked better! My pal had the short rib grilled cheese, also great! The staff was super pleasent and seemed very proud of what they were serving. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Charles Q
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Reviewed 14 January 2015

Simple menu best Chinese off strip!!
Nice big bottle of Kirin
Sweet pretty waitress who takes pride in the restaurant.
Great Chef!
Smiles from TT

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Thank TTOnTheStrip
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Reviewed 14 January 2015

The menu item that started it all is the Pork Belly Bao - braised pork belly with pickled mustard greens and crushed peanuts. It may seem simple but this bao is perfect and you won't be able to just have one. The pork belly is soft like butter and is melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Wonton Soup is pork and shrimp wontons and market vegetables in chicken broth. Make it a meal and add noodles. The soup is reminiscent of chicken pho with beautiful Asian flavor notes. The wontons are pockets of land & sea adding the perfect protein profile.

Shortrib Rice is braised beef shortrib topped with preserved mustard greens and spicy roasted garlic tomato sauce. A healthy helping of greens on the side refresh the palate in between the rich bites of shortrib. Ask for a fried egg on top for an added richness and use the yolk as a sauce for the shortrib and rice.

And for dessert, a local bakery makes shareable sweetness for the end of your meal. The chocolate covered éclair is scrumptious!

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